Oswestry Cemetery, Oswestry, Shropshire
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It took us a total of 6 man-hours to survey this cemetery on a lovely sunny day. We found 7 ladies who died aged 100 or older but not a single man who had reached this landmark. Many of the military graves had been maintained to a very high standard but just a few in one corner of the site seem to have been overlooked..
Ruth Wilkes was killed in Aden on the evening of 28th February 1967, by a terrorist bomb planted at a party being held in one of the flats in the Maalla Straight. She was laid to rest in Silent Valley Cemetery. Mrs Wilkes was the wife of Major Keith Wilkes, OC Intelligence Corps, Aden.
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